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Jewish Community in Bozeman, Montana

Memorial Service for Stanley Rosenberg

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who attains understanding.  His value is better than silver, his yield greater than gold.”  – Proverbs 3:13,14

We gather to remember Stanley Rosenberg, a giant in Bozeman’s Jewish community and in the community at large.  Stanley passed away Thursday, January 26, with his son, Archie, at his side.  Stanley was the spiritual leader of Bozeman’s Jewish community since its inception.  Before Bozeman had a rabbi, Stanley stepped up to the plate and filled in wherever he could.  He learned to perform and lead many Jewish rituals, and he did weddings, bnei mitzvah, baby namings and much more. Stanley not only served the Bozeman Jewish community for some 20 years, but he represented us with honor and dignity in the interfaith community. Stanley boldly attended the ministerial association meetings at an early time when he wasn’t even considered a full member. The Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association was born of the desire to include Stanley as a full member. He proudly introduced Jews and gentiles alike to the Torah. The original interfaith forums which we now do monthly were his idea. All of Stanley’s life was dedicated to greater understanding of people in the name of shalom, peace, and shaleim, wholeness. Stanley led a good Jewish life and it ended with the same dignity with which he lived it. He made a difference in the world. Zichrono livracha (May his memory be a blessing)